[LMB] Speculation about the connection between Sharing Knife world and the Five Gods World....

Ursula uleubner at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 8 01:07:32 GMT 2016


>So after reading Penric's mission and the full Sharing Knife tetrology in rapid succession, a thought came bubbling up spontaneously
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>In the Sharing Knife world, gods are absent and malices are present.
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>What if some great gathering of sorcerors in the Five Gods World overcame demons' natural antipathy to working together. The sorcerors >attempted some Great Work of magic (presumably white magic by intention, but maybe the gem of their union cracked under pressure, or >there was some other tragic flaw (insert handwavium/narrativium here).
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>The tragic result was the sundering of the people from their gods, and the splintering of the demons into thousands of fragments or more (or >maybe the  sorcerors had harnessed thousands/more of demons for their Great Work in the first place). The demons were distorted and >scattered willy-nilly, some of them to places where there were no animals to be hosts....
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>Until some animal or human came within range of the desperate weakened, non-sentient demon, which, transmuted by the awful side effects >of the catastrophic Great Work, emerges as....a malice. The malice, desperate to maintain it's own order, sheds randomness by ripping ground.
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>Sharing knives are the result of a trickling, growing reconnection with the gods. Think of the requirement of dying three times this way: First >the bone donor dies, then the mortality donor dies, and then the death of the malice is the third death....
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>....And the demon returns to the Bastard's Hell at last.
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>And maybe that's why the gods will return when the last demon dies--the demons are acting as kind of wedge holding the door shut between >humanity and the gods.
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>Boy, would I love to read _that_ fanfic, and others in that AU! I may try to write it someday, but I have way too much other stuff to do.
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>Titles for AU fanfic:
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>The Last Malice
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>The Splintering
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>The Discovery of Sharing Knives
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>The Return of the Gods
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And here I was just wondering if the entire Lakewalker/Malice situation was a Haut experiment gone horribly wrong....
Ursula


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